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Cd-rw Drive Doesnt Read Disk


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#1 Jacoby74

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:31 PM

I hope this is the right place to ask this. I tried to install new software but the disk wont read, the computer says that there is nothing in the CD drive and im frustrated as it wont read any kind of disk, so does anybody know how to fix this?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:38 PM

First,may i know what type of disk is it?
DVD or CD

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

Oh right, CD-ROM

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:47 PM

Oh right, CD-ROM

So you mean to say you have a CD-ROM drive and have a CD-disk that won't work?
Check the disk it might be DVD instead of CD type

Have you newly bought the disk?
Is the disk old?
Is there any scratches,dust on it? (that you may want to clean in order it to work with a soft cloth to wipe it out)

Edited by Commander Gman, 10 May 2007 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:54 PM

The disk is brand new, no scratches or anything.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:03 PM

Here is a link that you may try checking :thumbsup:

http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/ar...4.asp&guid=

another link: http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index...27123447AAxrCjE
(not much info sorry)

and another link: http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahxx.html

Edited by Commander Gman, 10 May 2007 - 11:08 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:14 PM

thanks ill try those.

Edited by Jacoby74, 10 May 2007 - 11:15 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:47 AM

If it's not reading any disk the drive might be bad. If so, you can get a new one fairly cheap nowadays.newegg.com has several and they are not hard to replace. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:48 AM

I had a similar problem with my cd drive not reading a manufacturers software disk. When I get new software, the first thing I do is burn at least 2 backup copies of the disk. When I put in one of my burned copies, the disk got read and I was able to install my software.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:58 PM

Sorry for the late reply,had to go on vacation about 6 days
There may be a damage history on the drive or simply its so old that it got worn out or the lens of the drive is damaged or anything of it
Consider yourself buying a new one as what Wildabeast says to clear things up
But i recommend a COMBO drive with high writing & reading speeds
Hope you get the job done
-Gman :thumbsup:

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